Washington DC
Marketing/Public Relations

Public Relations Specialist

CM Legal

Public Relations Specialist

Our client is looking for a Public Relations Specialist to help us elevate the firm’s news release writing and media relations processes, as well as assist with a variety of other activities within the team.

 The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Working closely with Senior Manager of Public Relations to review, evaluate and vet media opportunities on an ongoing basis and to engage media as appropriate
  • Drafting media pitches, news releases, media advisories, attorney bios and announcements, and other communications materials for dissemination to the media
  • Working closely with attorneys to develop proactive strategies and tactics to help increase visibility among the media
  • Assisting with coordination of firm rankings and awards submissions process; conducting periodic research into rankings guides and methodologies and making recommendations
  • Handling collection of data, preparation and delivery of submissions, tracking of submission dates and deadlines, and maintaining an accurate database
  • Writing website postings and coordinating approval process with firm Ethics; ensuring news submissions conform to firm policies and guidelines

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications preferred, related field or education/experience equivalent
  • A minimum of three years of public relations or legal marketing experience preferred or related experience; PR agency experience a plus
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills; experience drafting press releases and various other written communications
  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills
  • Experience using current Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office applications and various databases; ability to create reports using various sources
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment to coordinate multiple projects/initiatives simultaneously while meeting deadlines and business objectives
  • Strong focus on client service and responsiveness
  • Self-starter who can manage priorities, meet deadlines, and collaborate with other team members across the firm


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